Free Vehicle Inspections
Vehicle inspections are sometimes a necessity for car insurers. Even if your insurance provider does not request an inspection, it is worth having your car inspected if you buy it second hand. This will put your mind at rest or let you know if your vehicle has any underlying faults which could cause damage to the vehicle.
A number of insurers will request that you have an inspection carried out prior to a warranty agreement. Most warranty providers will offer a free inspection so make sure you research the company as this is a common industry standard. Not all warranty providers require a vehicle check‚ however your vehicle may need a full service history and up to date MOT which is not due to expire within the next three months.
When you purchase your warranty, some providers will provide a link for you to book on–line. These can have time limitations and state that they must be booked within 30 days of purchasing your policy‚ therefore we recommend you book your free inspection as soon as possible. Inspections are usually be carried out within ten working days after booking.
What Happens During the Inspection?
Some warranty providers will include a free collection service to take your car to it’s inspection. Once the car arrives at the garage they will not dismantle or remove any part of the vehicle. After the inspection has been carried out copies will be sent to you and the insurer shortly after. A vehicle condition report should also be completed both on collection and delivery of your car so you are protected from any damage that may be caused during the transportation process.
The following is an example of a standard inspection list‚ illustrating what you can expect to be carried out during your inspection: